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"Tripura Woman Represents Rural India at 57th UN CPD Session in New York"



A woman representative from Tripura is participating in the 57th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population Development (CPD), officials said on Monday.


A Tripura government official announced that three women representatives from rural India would be showcasing women's leadership at the grassroots level at the UNFPA (United Nations Fund for Population Activities) event in New York. Sabhadhipati of the Sepahijala Zilla Parishad in Tripura, Supriya Das Dutta, along with Kunuku Hema Kumari, Sarpanch of Pekeru gram panchayat in Andhra Pradesh, and Neeru Yadav, Sarpanch of Lambi Ahir gram panchayat in Rajasthan, are participating in the five-day event that began on Monday.


Prasun Dey, Additional Director of Tripura's Panchayat Department, stated that the representatives would emphasize the critical role played by women in grassroots political leadership and their contributions to sustainable development.


The three women were nominated by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj. Dey mentioned that Das Dutta would discuss topics such as women's empowerment and gender inequality, particularly the role, leadership, and impact of women in the development process, highlighting the economic self-reliance achieved by women through self-help groups (SHGs).


Dey noted that Das Dutta played a key role in establishing various forums for rural women and in strengthening the SHG movement.


Das Dutta, the daughter of Shital Das, a laborer in Bishalgarh, stated that she would address issues such as women's empowerment and gender inequality at the UN event, focusing on the role, leadership, and impact of women in the development process of the country.

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